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'''Nine Inch Nails''' (abbreviated as '''NIN''' and stylized as '''NIИ''') is an American industrial rock band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland|Cleveland, Ohio. The band released two influential albums during the 1990s – ''The Downward Spiral'' (1994) and ''The Fragile (Nine Inch Nails album)|The Fragile'' (1999) – and has record sales exceeding over 20 million copies worldwide, with 10 million sales certified in the United States alone. Despite their success, the band has had several feuds with the corporate side of the recording industry. The first was their notable conflict with TVT Records regarding the band's first album, ''Pretty Hate Machine'', which led Reznor to record his follow-up album in secrecy to avoid the label's influence. NIN signed to Interscope Records afterward, but after the release of their fifth studio album ''Year Zero...
OriginCleveland|Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Years active1988–present
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Website{{URL|nin.com|nin.com}}
Past membersList of Nine Inch Nails band members
Urlhttp://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,986206-18,00.html| title = Time's 25 most influential Americans| magazine= Time (magazine)|Time| publisher = Time Inc. (Time Warner)| date = April 21, 1997| volume = 149| issue = 16| page = 66| accessdate = October 15, 2017}} In 2004, ''Rolling Stone'' placed Nine Inch Nails at 94 on its Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time|list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. In 2014, Nine Inch Nails was named as nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their first year of eligibility.{{cite web| url=https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/green-day-nine-inch-nails-smiths-nominated-for-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-20141009| title=Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Smiths Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | work=Rolling Stone|publisher=Wenner Media | date=October 9, 2014|accessdate=October 15, 2017}} In 2015, they were nominated a second time.{{cite web|last1 = Ortiz|first1 = Erik|url = https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/n-w-nine-inch-nails-among-rock-roll-hall-fame-n440771|work = NBC News|publisher=NBCUniversal|date=October 8, 2015|accessdate = October 15, 2017|title = N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees}}
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